28 September 2011

Early morning in Cuenca

Cuenca's a lovely city, although the weather hasn't treated me particularly well during my short stay. Still, I'd happily have stayed longer, even if the rain kept me indoors — there's no shortage of comfortable cafes in which to sit and write. But Patagonia's still thousands of kilometres south, and I have to keep moving. I'll remember Cuenca fondly, though.

This is the view looking back into town from just outside my hostel. Almost everything you see is typical except the absence of cars and the presence of just one person. 

[25 September 2011 (Ecuador), Panasonic Lumix GH1, 14–45 mm at 45 mm, ISO 400, 1/125 at f11] 

All content © 2011 Pete McGregor


Zhoen said...

It's lovely to find a place with charm, especially if it's not obvious, a feel to a locale.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, I left Cuenca this morning and miss it. So many places on this journey have affected me strongly, for the right reasons.

Relatively Retiring said...

It looks like a place built on a human scale, by human hands, unlike many cities.
Safe journey.

pohanginapete said...

RR, that's exactly it. (Thank you: Peru tomorrow, all going well. It's a multi-journey trip.)

Lydia said...

From what you wrote about Cuenca in your other blog, and now this picture, i think I could happily stay there writing for a time too!

pohanginapete said...

Lydia, I'm sure you could. I've found a few ohter places like that, too — places like Huaraz in Peru, for example.